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I have a Kirkland Patio Heater Model PTH-106SS-3G that will not stay lit. The pilot light works but when I release the knob it goes out. On the occassion that I can light the main burner it only stays lit for a few minutes and it's a yellow flame

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Hi and welcome to FiXya I am Kelly.

Your pilot light burning yellow is a sign of a dirty orifice. This can be caused by insects or a spider web in the pilot air supply.
To clean the air supply / orifice area see this page:

http://www.nexgrill.net/trouble/p1.5.html

Also the thermocouple may not be close enough to the flame. You won't know this for sure until you finish cleaning the pilot / orifice area.

This link has step by step links for all of the components / causes of a pilot not staying lit. Click each of them and it will bring up a pdf file with step by step instructions and pictures:

http://www.nexgrill.net/trouble/p3.html

A bad thermocouple can also cause this. Givien you have a yellow flame I do not think this is your problem. But if it ends not staying lit after cleaning see this page on how to get to the thermocouple:
http://www.nexgrill.net/trouble/p2.2.pdf

Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Kelly



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